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Warriors beat Orcas, on to Final Four

WALLA WALLA — Trying to convince his players at halftime that they still had another 20 minutes to play was probably the most difficult task Walla Walla coach Jeff Reinland faced here Friday night during the quarterfinals of the men’s Northwest Athletic Conference Championships.

The Warriors shot lights out during the game’s first 20 minutes, at one point led Whatcom by 40 points, 53-13, and took a 38-point lead, 66-28, into the locker room at halftime.

“I looked around and the guys were all comatose,” Reinland said of the halftime interlude. “We tried to caution them that they still had another half […]

Warrior men win NWAC 1st round matchup with Pierce

Everett, WA – The 4pm matchup of the NWAC 1st round featured the West #2 Pierce Raiders (23-6) and the East #3 Walla Walla Warriors (20-8).  An early lead in the first half by Pierce was quickly overtaken by the Warriors thanks to an 11 point performance from Gabe Porter and a team FG% of 52% on 13/25 shooting.

Pierce did not go away even though starting forward and team leading scorer Hussayn Ford had to sit most of the first half with 2 fouls.  The Raiders went into the half down 37-35.

The hot shooting of the Warriors continued in the […]

Porter, Bakalarski named First-Team, Reinland named Coach of the Year

Two Warrior men were named to the NWAC All-East Region team and Head Coach Jeff Reinland was named the East Region Coach of the Year. Gabe Porter, who was second in the NWAC with a 22.82 scoring average, and Caulin Bakalarski, who was seventh in the NWAC at 20.81 points, were both named to the First Team. Porter and Bakalarski helped lead an offense that finished fourth in the entire NWAC in scoring at 90.57 points per game.

The Warrior men, 20-8 overall and 11-5 in the East, will play Pierce at 4pm on Thursday, March 9th in the NWAC Sweet […]

McKeown and Skidmore named to All-East Region Women’s Team

The Walla Walla Warriors women’s basketball team was represented by two freshmen on the NWAC All-Eastern Region team. Jade Skidmore, who averaged 12.12 points, 7.88 rebounds and 4.0 assists, and Cierro Jo McKeown, 19.8 points, 2.52 assists, and 1.64 assists, were both named to the Eastren Region First Team. McKeown, whose scoring average was good for ninth highest in the NWAC, was also named Freshman of the Year.

The Warriors, 21-4 overall, 14-2 in the East Region, and East Region Co-Champs, will play in the NWAC Sweet 16 this Saturday, March 11th at 4:00pm against Clackamas at Everett Community College.

NWAC WOMEN’S […]

College Rodeo

The 35th Annual WWCC College Rodeo Ride Against Child Abuse is March 10th, 11th, & 12th at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena.

 

Men fall to North Idaho

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Sophomore Night and the thought of revenge fired up a North Idaho College team here Saturday in Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball action.

The division-leading Cardinals (25-3, 13-2 NWAC) cranked up the heat in an 88-75 victory behind 57 percent shooting from the floor and 86 percent shooting from the line.

WWCC handed North Idaho a rare defeat 98-95 Jan. 18 in Walla Walla.

“They were just a better team tonight, and they wanted revenge pretty bad,” said Warrior coach Jeff Reinland. “They were fired up to play on Sophomore Night, with a game for first place on their […]

Warriors take East Region lead with win

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Cierra Jo McKeown splashed in 17 points and Jade Skidmore tallied 14 points and corralled 17 rebounds as Walla Walla Community College defeated North Idaho College 76-67 in Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball action Saturday.

Kortney Hutchinson added 11 points for the Warriors. WWCC outrebounded North Idaho 55-36 as a contributing factor in the win.

WWCC worked its way to a 17-point lead at one point, but North Idaho cut that down to six, before free throws sealed the game for the Warriors.

Cierra Dvorak had 19 points to lead North Idaho (13-13, 6-9 NWAC).

“We have one regular season […]

WWCC men sew up playoff berth

Walla Walla Community College took care of business here at the Dietrich Dome Wednesday in NWAC East Regions men’s basketball action.

Dalton Thompson buried a trey 40 seconds into the game and the Warriors took a 3-0 lead. Columbia Basin never threatened the rest of the way as the Warriors clinched a NWAC tournament playoff berth with a 93-55 win.

“That’s as focused as we’ve been all year,” Warriors coach Jeff Reinland said. “We took the three-ball away and played well on offense. Just a great overall effort. This punched our ticket for the tournament. We knew that was on the line […]

Warriors clinch at least #2 seed

Walla Walla Community College had a good night here Wednesday at the Dietrich Dome in women’s NWAC East Region basketball action. The Warriors avenged a 66-47 loss to Columbia Basin, finished their home season a perfect 13-0, and clinched no worse than the second seed to the NWAC Tourney with an 83-78 win over the Hawks.

“This is so sweet,” Warrior coach Bobbie Hazeltine said. “And we just clinched second place. Our kids know the rivalry and they are just going crazy in there (the locker room).”

It didn’t look like anybody was going to miss a shot to start this one. […]

Men grind out win over BMCC

Walla Walla Community College broke open a close game in the second half to defeat visiting Blue Mountain Community College 82-72 Saturday in Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at the Dietrich Dome.

The Timberwolves scored the last 15 points of the first half to close to Warrior lead to 44-42 at halftime.

Caulin Bakalarski poured in 29 points, including seven of eight from three-point land, and Gabe Porter tallied 25 for the Warriors.

“Defensively we played well and kept BMCC’s better players in check for the most part, but we had some lapses that helped BMCC get back into it,” said Warriors […]